Ruling has repercussions for how HR leaders manages health and safety
Gone are the days when commuting to the office meant riding the bus, train, or cab that could take minutes or hours depending on the flow of traffic. Well, not so for German employees. In Germany, a court decision made late last year expanded on the definition of commute to make even the shortest walk from one's bed to their home office count. Germany's Federal Social Court decided on this after a remote worker was on his way to his home office that was just a floor below his bedroom.